Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330 mL bottle poured into a chalice at room temperature.

L – Ruby brown color with a 2-finger rocky tan head that fades into about a half-finger of creamy, frothy bubbles that lasts throughout. Obviously great retention but again only a bit of lacing.

S – Here comes the dark fruit parade – plums, currants, raisins, figs, and black cherries. All the fruitiness is backed by a nice caramel malt and molasses presence along with peppery, grainy yeast and a bit of alcohol.

T – A little bit of alcohol heat is noticeable up front but after that fades (or maybe after I begin to get used to it) the beer sweetens out very nicely with caramel malt, molasses, brown sugar, plum, raisin, and currant flavors. A nice amount of black pepper and clove spice appears at the finish along with a bit of a grainy component. I can’t quite put my finger on this taste, but it’s been apparent at the yeasty finish of each of the Rochefort beers.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with perfect carbonation for the style (just enough without being tickling), a creamy and smooth yet an occasionally and pleasantly biting mouthfeel, and a sweet, spicy, and dry finish. There is a nice throat-and-palate-warming sensation from the alcohol, but for a beer this ABV, the alcohol is nearly unnoticeable.

O – This is an extraordinary beer. This is one of my first experiences with quads, but I’d like to see what Westy has on this one. It has all the elements I was hoping for in a strong dark Belgian beer and has a fantastic mouthfeel to go along with it. It’s unbelievable how 11.3% ABV is almost nowhere to be found. This finally rounds out my Rochefort journey. I need to get my hands on the other Trappist beers. Beers from the newest brewery of this kind are up next.

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Bottle poured into a glass

Beautiful pour, hazed, dark brown with a lacy head. Has a rich molasses or sorghum flavor with hints of chocolate, dark fruit (maybe prunes). Pretty bubbly, not much of a lingering after taste.

Its about 20 degrees(F) out and I couldn't think of a better beer after a rich winter stew.

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Bottle poured into a glass

Aroma- Slightly sour smelling with hints of fruit cherry and tobacco. Vinous and buttery

Appearance- cloudy brown with a light tan head. Coarse tan head that dissipates quickly. slight legs on the glass and no lacing.

Taste- fruity and funky. cherry plum raisin blackberry slight spicey-ness (clove all spice). a touch of black Olive maybe... Alot in common with a Port or Wine than a beer. Jammy- but not overly sweet. The Hop character really settles out as it warms. also hints of carmel and molasses in the finish. It is definitely a treat for those into the belgian style.

Mouthfeel- slightly over-carbed but slick with subtle alcohol warming.maybe a little cough syrup-y not in a bad way

Overall- wow I could see myself enjoying this with a cigar or towards the end of a heavy meal I think it would pair well with lamb or prime rib any sort of rich savory dish. I don't know if i could handle multiple pours of this one but it does taste pretty darn good. This style can come on pretty strong and can sometimes be too sweet but I am really enjoying it.

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Pour: A dark amber brown with a finger size head and a good amount of lacing. Just dark enough to prohibit light from penetrating. Some sediment at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: The belgian yeast is forefront here with a bready mix. I get some dark fruits and a nice whiff of alcohol. There is some caramel and maybe a mild chocolate. Actually a little underwhelming to me.

Taste: Dark fruits like raisins and figs, soaked with alcohol comes to mind first. It is quite sweet and boozy with some caramel and bread, too. The belgian yeast is very prominent in this beer as is the alcohol, especially in the aftertaste. It has a very smooth warming feel to it and it is quite a feat at how well all this is pulled together close to perfection.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a super creamy and smooth feel. Has a rather high carbonation level but somehow does not detract from the smooth feel.

Overall: Well at $6 per 11.2oz this is not a bargain but well worth splurging every once in a while. A very nice treat and an excellent example of the style

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,402 ratings